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Should somwone with asthma wear face mask when vacuuming and dusting?

Should somwone with asthma wear face mask when vacuuming and dusting?

BROCHIAL ASTHMA: If you are allergic to dust, it will surely help if you wear a mask while cleaning to prevent asthma attack. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) good for a face rash (acne cream allergy)?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) good for a face rash (acne cream allergy)?

By mouth, possibly: Rash to a cream usually is due to contact dermatitis. The best treatment is avoidance, namely stopping the offending cream. If the rash continues after stopping, usually a steroid topically or by mouth may be required. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth will reduce itching, but not necessarily affect the rash. You better see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Skin allergy after using facial cream?

Skin allergy after using facial cream?

Topical hydrocortiso: This is called allergic contact dermatitis which can usually be controlled with topical steroid cream. Avoidance of other lotions/cream containing the allergen is the key. ...Read more

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Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

See opthalmologist: Optician specializes in refraction and not diseases. Allergy is associated with itchy as would be ocular rosacea. I suspect that your problem is more likley form dry eye. ...Read more

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Will tretinoin help with face mites?

Will tretinoin help with face mites?

It is not designed : For that. There are many different kinds of mites. Most can be removed with a warm shower & soap. However, your clothing will also required frequent washings. ...Read more

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Can vaseline use as face moisturizer ? Has anyone reported allergic reaction to vaseline?

Can vaseline use as face moisturizer ? Has anyone reported allergic reaction to vaseline?

Stay away: Vaseline does not moisturize. The petroleum jelly can an allergic reaction. People get fooled because vaseline can help to keep a moisurizing cream on, but it does not moisturize itself. ...Read more

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What is a good skin toner and face mask for sensitive skin?

Many: any sunscreen may use, nothing specific for toning skin, try to use water based moisturizers to avoid infection. More u buy label guided creams. more expenditure. ...Read more

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My eye and face is swollen from an allergic reaction. Can I use Desonide 0.05% ointment 60gm on face?

My eye and face is swollen from an allergic reaction. Can I use Desonide 0.05% ointment 60gm on face?

Yes: For a few days. How do you know it is an allergic reaction? Contact? Reacting to what? Cellulitis is a serious infection, not an allergy. Best see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a tomato mask treat acne scars?

Can a tomato mask treat acne scars?

Won't hurt or help!: Unless you get some in your eyes! but honestly, there is nothing strong enough in tomato mask to actually help acne scarring. Only dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing can provide some improvement. Complete removal is unrealistic and impossible by any surgeon or technique in existence. Make your own tomato mask; don't waste your money buying it form some snake-oil salesman! ...Read more

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Will nasonex (mometasone) help remove my "allergic shiners" (circles under eyes)?

Will nasonex (mometasone) help remove my "allergic shiners" (circles under eyes)?

It may be helpful: It may help to reduce swelling and congestion in the nasal passages which is associated with allergies. Saline rinses and gently blowing your nose in a tissue may also help. Discuss the possible triggers of your symptoms with your physician and keep a log of exposure to triggers for your visit. For example, does exposure to a dog make your allergic symptoms worse> ...Read more

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Can it be an allergic reaction if my face is swollen from using neutrogena face wash and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Can it be an allergic reaction if my face is swollen from using neutrogena face wash and benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Yes: I have seen this in patients..Sometimes people can tolerate one or the other item but not the two when used together. Best to stop using them..Take an antihistamine(allegra (fexofenadine) zyrtec, check the labels) and try something else. If the eaction gets worse see your dr. ...Read more

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Overnight break out on face allergic reaction?

Overnight break out on face allergic reaction?

Rash: The diagnosis of a rash typically requires a physical exam, see a medical provider for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) help with red allergy blemishes on skin?

Can Claritin (loratadine) help with red allergy blemishes on skin?

Possibly: Antihistamines help decrease itching and may decrease some some redness and swelling. ...Read more